DGN Omega

  • February 5Ingrid Carpen(12) advances to sectional bowling competition after scoring 1006 at final season meet

  • December 5On Wednesday December 5, an anti-abortion protest was held before first period on the main street entrance sidewalk

  • December 3Boys Wrestling won against Proviso West 56-15

Over 250 compete in schoolwide bracket challenge

Joey DiBartolo, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

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This year, over 250 students signed up for the all school March Madness bracket challenge organized by Career and Technical Education teachers Mark Mirandola and Andrew Himes. “I started the bracket challenge for one of my...

PE Department hosts first Hoops for Heart event

Jaclyn Pasakarnis, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

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DGN will host its first Hoops for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association on May 5. PE teacher Jackie McCormick is overseeing the fundraiser, but a majority of the event will be run by the PE leaders. “A few...

One Book, One School: Summer reading book creates connections across all departments

Daniel Gustafson, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

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For the 2016 summer reading assigment, all students will read the same book. The purpose of one book is to help inspire students to broaden their understanding of the world, as well as show students connections between all subject...

Mustang Trot raises money for Peace Gardens

Julia Zita and Karolina Silinyte

April 21, 2016

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Sunday, April 10, 270 students, teachers and community members gathered at McCollum Park for the 4th annual Mustang Trot. This year the 5k raised $3,500 for the District 99 Memorial Peace Gardens. The DGS Key Club has organized...

Illinois looks to pass free speech law

Katie Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2016

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During the week of April 4 the Illinois House of Representatives will begin hearing a proposed bill, Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act, that would protect students from the Hazelwood v Kuhlmeier ruling in 1988 that limited...

Stickers back anti-bullying policy

Fletcher Peters, Feature Editor

March 24, 2016

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Beginning Feb. 19, “Safe Zone” stickers had been placed outside classrooms in order to show support for all students. The stickers were funded by alum Tomlinson Holman, who donated a sum of money after being a major developer...

Student activities pass eliminated for 2016-17 school year

Katie Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2016

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District 99 Board of Education has passed a new fee schedule which eliminates the cost of purchasing student activities and publication passes for the 2016-17 school year. This will allow students to enter certain athletic events,...

Gender-neutral spaces to be installed at D99 schools

Abbe Murphy, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2016

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Walking into the restroom, a student feels all eyes on her. Technically, this is the restroom she should go to;  it aligns with her biological sex. However, disapproving glares and whispers and could hound her in either bath...